Axa pledges to sell €500m of coal assets

Henri de Castries, Chief Executive Officer at AXA photographed during the interveiw, for one use in the Financial Times, copyright Magali Delporte, 2012
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French insurer shuns fossil fuel in favour of renewables

Lenders pour cash into UK property market

Funding jumps sharply amid poor returns from other asset classes

Stock prices of Goldin subsidiaries
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HK market under scrutiny as Goldin falls

Loss of $36bn in market cap draws attention to market rules

Pension fears for 1990s divorcees

New pensions freedoms could affect settlements

Lenders’ boards to answer for risk-taking

PRA says directors will be held to account for financial safety

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Culture of impunity and immunity

Big fines show that what was all right before is not all right now, writes Michael Mackenzie

PartnerRe website

PartnerRe rejects fresh $6.8bn Exor bid

Italian suitor misleading investors, says Bermuda reinsurer

Why multi-boutiques are so on-trend

Funds of hedge funds are benefiting from the hunt for yield

Race for insurance assets picks up pace

Hunt for yield suggests year will be busiest for deals since 2010

A man walks past a post office in Tokyo, Thursday 6 July 2006. Japan Post and Rakuten Inc., operator of a major virtual shopping mall, plan to jointly enter the Internet auction business, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Starting in September, the state-run postal firm's Yu-Pack parcel service will be used to deliver goods bought via an auction system that allows both buyers and sellers to remain anonymous.
Japan Post hopes the partnership will boost its Yu-Pack business.

Japan Post to increase risk after listing

Strategy change could have ‘high impact’ on country’s shares

Gallagher accused of snooping on defector

Incoming Towergate chief claims ‘feeling unsafe in his own home’

The admirable Engelhardt

Insurer’s co-founder and driving force to step down after 25 years

Outgoing Admiral chief hints he may stay

Henry Engelhardt says he ‘can’t quite go cold turkey’

Allianz: so foul and fair a day

Exor sweetens offer for PartnerRe

Italian group becomes reinsurer’s biggest shareholder as bid battle with Axis Capital intensifies

Just Retirement hit by pension rules

Annuity specialist reports 22% fall in sales

FCA raps insurers over monthly premiums

True costs of policies often unclear, says UK financial regulator

Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

Fosun raises $1.2bn as shares double

Acquisitive Chinese group plans to target deals after Hong Kong share sale

Scots tax powers stoke business alarm

Standard Life directors are preparing to issue a coded warning

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